April 16, 2018 Subject:
My 52nd Show
I always loved the shows when they would play some off little ditty in between songs. This time it happened at the beginning with Beer Barrel Polka. Then into Not Fade Away! Here we go. An excellent Sugaree follows - not my favorite tune but a good rendition here. The middle of the set, Jack-A-Roe, Queen Jane, Brown Eyed Women, Cassidy was like a setlist I’d read about from the east coast. Though I thought the energy sagged a bit after Jack-A-Roe, ending with a sub par Tennessee. Second set was pretty good, with Phil and Brent extending an already long Terrapin at the end. Other One is always good in this era. Overall I thought it started with a bang but kinda coasted after that.
January 22, 2018 Subject:
I sang a little while and then flew on.
February 6, 2016 Subject:
Gung Ho Fat Chow!
Wow, they come storming out of the gate here.
N.F.A>SUGAREE>WANG DANG DOODLE
Brent up in the mix!
Love the end of Wang Dang.
This would be the Chinese year of the Snake.
It was a pretty good year for the band.
year(s) of the Snake 65/77/89
Jack A Roe- great tune but a tad muddy here.
Jerry has a lyric malfunction.(No harm done)
One of the prettier tunes in the catalog.
And really not a ballad has that nice clip.
A super brief few seconds of SPACE> Queen Jane
-much maligned but really a pretty tune
Garcia nice backing vocals to start.
The less Bobby tries to sound nasal
like Dylan the better for this song.
B.E. Woman-Always one of my favorites!
Jerry is strumming it way in advance here.
Brent in there singing with Garcia.
Jack A Roe, Queen Jane, B.E. Woman
create a good mellow vibe.
Cassidy-The shorter non-exploratory version
"Blow the horn and tap the tambourine"
Tenn Jed-for Chinese New Year? Sure, why not.
Probably a 4 for this 1st set
The encore placed in between sets throws off the track labeling.
Black Muddy was killed in the encore slot.
Bucket-I have to say this tune actually stands up better than Throwing Stones for me.
It has a biting edge that is still fresh today.
Good to hear Phil!!! a tad muddy with all that Rhythm section and Brent on Organ.
>SCARLET-Keep hearing a MIDI effect like a horn.
If BUCKET somewhat bitter,Scarlet is always SWEET
"One of these days, you can get shown the light"
The band seems pretty wound up, almost like Garcia stretches vocals to slow it down a little.
The SCARLET jam has a lot going on including PHIL
>Looks Like Rain- slows it down like an anchor.
>TERRAPIN STATION-Garcia gives it due diligence.
"The whistle is screaming..."
>CHINESE NEW YEAR
Did this one year in China Town in N.Y.C pretty crazy. Not for the faint of heart!
Good SPACE some of my favorite stuff here.
Not all cluttered and can hear what is played.
February 7, 2012 Subject:
the tracks are mislabeled. Pretty good show, though, and great recording.